Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor

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Position Summary

This is a nine month teaching position with shared teaching responsibilities across two programs serving traditional undergraduate students at the University of Denver: 1) Colorado Women's College Leadership Scholars Program (CWC Scholars), serving primarily women who are underrepresented or first-generation college students; and, 2) the Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP), an academic and living/learning community leading to an inter-disciplinary minor in Leadership Studies. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Consult with the program faculty in the development and implementation of the CWC and PLP curriculum and co-curricular program; teach up to 24 credit hours of leadership classes across both programs; spend significant time interacting with and advising CWC and PLP students; assist in annual recruitment and selection of CWC scholars; assist in community connections to support a civically engaged academic Leadership Studies program.

The Colorado Women's College and Pioneer Leadership Program are committed to inclusive excellence. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

Please refer to for more information about the Pioneer Leadership Program and Leadership Studies minor.

  • Teaching: Teach up to 24 quarter hours of leadership content classes per year across the CWC and PLP Leadership Studies curriculum; collaborate on development of leadership course syllabi, student assessment requirements and all course related initiatives; advise CWC students regarding the Leadership Studies minor including elective credits, internships and independent studies.
  • Co-curricular programming and support: Assist with academic and co-curricular program assessment, development and implementation, including CWC and PLP retreats, special events, and community initiatives. Assist in promotion, recruitment and selection of CWC Scholars.
  • Service: Participate in shared governance and service to the University, profession, and public.
  • Scholarship and creative activity: Pursue individual research interests that support the university's mission.
  • Team player with strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Appreciation for the development of leadership in undergraduate students from a co-curricular perspective.
  • Knowledge of student development theory and programming to enhance student development.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in relevant area of study
  • Five years relevant community/government/business experience (ex. leadership position, leadership consulting, leadership development)
  • Two or more years teaching experience in leadership or closely related subject
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity; demonstrated ability to teach and work with students of diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant area of study
  • Two years relevant community/government/business experience (ex. leadership position, leadership consulting, leadership development)
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Experience in community based and/or service learning

Work Schedule

9 month faculty appointment with some nights and weekends required

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) Friday, April 13, 2018.

The position will remain open and accepting applications until filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter outing your view or definition of leadership and views on how leadership should be taught in an undergraduate classroom.
  3. Two letters of recommendation

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 005936
Posted: 3/30/2018
Application Due: 5/29/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable